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[TITLE]Col. Davis Decorates Wife of Missing 8th Air Force Gunner[/Title]

GODMAN FIELD, Ky. - In an kegee Institute, Ala., Mrs. Martha "Air Force Day" ceremony, Aug. 1, at Godman Field, Ky., Col. B. O. Davis pinned the Air Medal and one Oak Leaf cluster on Mrs. Mattie L. Kantlehner Louisville, wife of S/Sgt. William A Kantlehner, 8th Air Force gunner, now missing in action.

Titian-haired Mrs. Kantlehner erceived the decoration from Col. Davis, standing in the fluttering shadows of Old Glory on Brooks Field, parade ground at Fort Knox names in honor of the first Armored Force soldier to die in the present war, a Negro.

She was then escorted to the place of honor by Maj. Thomas J. Money, 477th Composite Group executive officer, and witnessed a parade of officers and enlisted men and women of Godman Field.

The occasion marked the 38th Anniversary of the founding of the Army Air Forces.

Among the large crowd of visiting spectators were: Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Robinson, Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Depsey W. Gray, Houston, Texas; Mrs. Ames E. Rogers, Tuskegee Institute, Ala., Mrs. Martha Parkey, Des Moines Iowa; and Mrs. Bertha Miller, Newark, N.J.
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